On April 1951, FEBC added Vietnamese broadcasting to our schedule. In 1966, the first Vietnamese programmers joined FEBC staff in Manila. For the past 60 years, FEBC has shared Christ and impacted lives in Vietnam – one of the few remaining Communist countries in the world – through our radio broadcasts. Our influence has continued to grow in spite of challenges, reaping an incredible harvest of souls as men and women hear the Good News of Jesus Christ.
On April 1975, South Vietnam was overtaken by the North. Our Vietnamese staff were evacuated and relocated to the US, where they established the Vietnamese Department. “Nguon Song Radio” has aired uninterrupted to Vietnam ever since. In May 2001, production began for our Minority Language broadcasts that continue to this day.
Give to Vietnam
In 20 Minority Languages
Via Mobile Devices
Through Local Church Partnerships
Vietnam Ministry Highlights
- Vietnamese language programs are produced in the U.S. and aired by shortwave from the Philippines 1.5 hours each day.
- Programs have been available on our website since 2001.
- Broadcast programs and CDs are being developed in-country and overseas.
- IBMD (Internet Broadcasts via Mobile Device), launched in 2009, is a new content-delivery system using cell phone memory chips and speaker boxes to deliver Christian messages. It has been very successful at reaching many thousands throughout the country.
Minority Language Broadcasts
Minority Language programs are developed by ethnic programmers for 20 (out of 54) ethnic minority groups. These broadcasts are aired from Manila 3 hours daily.
Types of Programs
100% of FEBC Vietnam’s programs are evangelistic. They include Bible studies, family and women development programs, Christian life and godliness programs, and sermons.
FEBC partners with local churches on a variety of projects, such as building homes for the poor, installing clean-water wells, hosting youth camps, and distributing radios. In 2011 alone, more than 25,000 radios and MP3 mobile devices have been distributed impacting more than 300,000 listeners. The mobile devices allow people to hear our broadcasts at any time anywhere.
In 2010, 268,700 listeners responded to our broadcasts through FEBC Vietnam.
Background on Vietnam
Government: Communist state
Population: 95,261,021 (2016 est.) Kinh (Viet) 85.7%, Tay 1.9%, Thai 1.8%, Muong 1.5%, Khmer 1.5%, Mong 1.2%, Nung 1.1%, Hoa 1%, other 4.3% *54 ethnic groups are recognized by the Vietnamese Government (2009 est.)
Language: Vietnamese (official), English (increasingly favored as a second language), some French, Chinese, and Khmer, mountain area languages (Mon-Khmer and Malayo-Polynesian)
Religions: Buddhist 9.3%, Catholic 6.7%, Hoa Hao 1.5%, Cao Dai 1.1%, Protestant 0.5%, Muslim 0.1%, none 80.8% (1999 census)
Hear About Vietnam First!
Videos and Stories from Vietnam
…Flipping through each page, John Lee’s eyes widened. So many people were doing something he could never have imagined…
17 million people live here. Poverty is rampant, and for every 10,000 people, only 9 are Christians.
Thien is a ten-year-old girl, full of life and energy, but on this day when she arrived at her friend’s house, she was sad and despondent…
[youtube id="ULeKuts4Od8"] With 2014 coming to an end, we’ve seen God work in incredible ways. Our God is great and in control—a fact he has demonstrated this year in both our successes and setbacks. In places where Christianity barely existed, first generation...
FEBC is taking proactive steps in making sure that the Gospel goes beyond Vietnam’s borders and reaches the ears and hearts of a people in desperate need.
Nestled along the eastern coast of the Southeast Asian peninsula, Vietnam continues to be a country growing in dire need of the Good News. With a population of over 92 million, that means there are at least 90 million people who do not know Christ. While...
Our radios have been a huge success in bringing the Gospel to closed countries, but many villages are still in desperate need. Read about how you can help.
"Greetings to you on behalf of my family and many faithful listeners in Vietnam. For the past 12 years, my wife, 10 children, and I have been under house arrest. We were banished to a small cabin in a deserted area… because I was a leader in the church. In spite of...
Here’s a brief update on the projects, and people impacted through your prayers and support.
“My name is PK and I’m 70 years old. I want to thank you for the radio you gave me. I’m very thankful I can now listen to God’s Word every day…”
Here’s a brief update on some of the projects you helped make possible through your donations and prayers!
As a typhoon heads towards one of our main transmitter sites in Saipin, please be in prayer that God protects our staff as well as the radio equipment.
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